National Jeweler Network



Online spending to reach $61B this holiday season

Though Comscore Inc. is predicting double-digit gains for online spending this holiday, the digital metrics firm notes that wage stagnation and lack of discretionary income among the middle class could weigh on the season.


Same-store sales soar, losses narrow for Birks

Following a tough fiscal year, specialty jeweler Birks Group Inc. has rebounded with a strong second quarter and first half, driven by watch sales and an increase in average ticket, number of transactions and store traffic.  


Samuels Jewelers to roll out ‘bricks-and-clicks’

Gitanjali Group-owned chain Samuels Jewelers remains focused on U.S. market growth, with an eye toward strengthening its online presence specifically.  


Which retailers will be open on Thanksgiving Day?

Though turkey day is becoming increasingly popular for shopping, the backlash from employees who miss family time has caused some stores to take a stand against it. Specialty jeweler Rogers & Hollands is one of them. 


The specialty retailer with the highest ‘Digital IQ’

A new study shows that among specialty jewelers, Zales does it best when it comes to digital while other retailers suffer from a lack of omnichannel integration. 


At Pandora, focus continues to shift inward

Pandora will open a greater number of concept stores than originally planned this year, with a particular emphasis on company-owned and -operated stores.  


Appointments: Former Citizen CEO to head Circa

 Pre-owned jewelry, diamond and watch buyer Circa has appointed Laurence Grunstein as its CEO, effective immediately.


Coffee talk: Retailer responds to Starbucks ring ban

California retailer Robbins Brothers is using the hashtag #MakeLoveNotCoffee on Facebook and Instagram to engage the public in conversation about Starbucks’ new jewelry rules for baristas.


Overstock buys’s inventory

Overstock has acquired the entire inventory of foreclosed jewelry auction site, which will serve to be the center of the company’s new Jewelry Liquidation Vault.